ARGENTINA: The Farmers Win

Argentina's farmers won an important, if limited, victory. For months they had complained because the Perón government paid them just $1.35 a bushel for their wheat and sold it abroad for as much as $5.75 (TIME, Sept. 29), keeping the difference to pay for the "fiveyear plan." Last month, when they threshed their wheat, they held back as much as they could. Last week, with the crop trickling slowly to the docks, the dollar-minded Argentine government weakened, agreed to pay farmers 24¢ more a bushel, plus a further 24¢ a bushel if...

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